No plans to remove monument to 'Star-Spangled Banner' writer

No plans to remove monument to 'Star-Spangled Banner' writer

Baltimore's mayor says she has no plans to remove the city's monument to Francis Scott Key that was recently vandalized.The words "Racist Anthem" were painted on the monument's base on the anniversary of the battle that inspired Key to write the "The Star-Spangled Banner."The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that Mayor Catherine Pugh also has directed art preservation experts to determine the cost of cleaning it up.Key, who owned slaves, was inspired to write his verses by the Battle of Fort ...